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Register Now for March of the Living

Register Now for March of the Living

Registration for the Leo Martin March of the Living is now open. During the two-week trip to Poland and Israel, 100 students from Miami-Dade County join their peers from around the world, along with Holocaust survivors, to take a step back in time.

PJ Library for Grandparents

PJ Library for Grandparents

Children love the joy of being read a good book. And now, thanks to a limited-time offer by Federation's PJ Library, they can extend their subscription to grandparents.

Watch Our New Video

Watch Our New Video

Thanks to the thousands of people who make donations to our Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation Campaign, we are able to fund more than 100 programs and agencies here at home, in Israel and worldwide.

Federation Helps Argentine Jews

Federation Helps Argentine Jews

Since 2014, Argentina has faced an unemployment crisis, making it difficult for thousands to feed and provide homes for their families. The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is delivering food to the country’s most economically depressed Jews through Mezonot, a program of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Federation's overseas partner.

Jewish Volunteer Center Debuts New Website

Jewish Volunteer Center Debuts New Website

Now it’s easier than ever to match your desire to volunteer with the needs of local organizations, thanks to the all-new website, iVolunteer.JewishMiami.org, of Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center.

Leave Your Legacy in the “Book of Life”

Leave Your Legacy in the “Book of Life”

More than 600 members of our Jewish community have already committed to include Federation or a Federation partner organization in their estate plan, representing more than $42 million in heartfelt commitments.

Federation Supports a Partnership with a Community of Ethiopian-Israeli Residents in Pardes Channa-Karkur for Over a Decade

Federation Supports a Partnership with a Community of Ethiopian-Israeli Residents in Pardes Channa-Karkur for Over a Decade

For more than a decade, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation has supported a partnership with a community of Ethiopian-Israeli residents in Pardes Channa-Karkur, an Israeli city between Tel Aviv and Haifa.

Building a Gojo

Building a Gojo

A Gojo is a traditional Ethiopian structure used for community gatherings, and now with the support of Federation, Ethiopian-Israeli residents of Pardes Channa-Karkur, Israel, will have a Gojo of their own.

Local Teen Shares Enthusiasm for Dentistry With Others

Local Teen Shares Enthusiasm for Dentistry With Others

Aspiring dentist Jessica Schlaen, 17, recently shared her passion for good oral health by distributing teeth-cleaning supplies and teaching the importance of proper brushing with children in Miami’s partnership city of Yerucham, Israel.

Russian-Speaking PJ Library Program Serves Miami’s Growing Russian Jewish Population

Russian-Speaking PJ Library Program Serves Miami’s Growing Russian Jewish Population

Less than two years since its launch, Miami's Russian-Speaking PJ Library program has more than 300 subscribers from Northeast Dade’s Russian Jewish population. Like the original PJ Library program, participants ages 6 months through 8 years old receive free, monthly Jewish-themed books and music.

Federation Leaders Witness Firsthand Community Dollars at Work

Federation Leaders Witness Firsthand Community Dollars at Work

“I was amazed to see the cutting-edge nature of our programs,” said Federation General Campaign Chair Jeffrey Scheck, who recently returned from The Jewish Federations of North America’s Campaign Chairs and Directors Mission to Paris and Israel.

Largest French Aliyah Flight Lands in Israel

Largest French Aliyah Flight Lands in Israel

More than 200 French Jews arrived in Israel Wednesday, July 20 aboard a special aliyah (immigration) flight organized by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s overseas partner, The Jewish Agency for Israel, along with the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption and Keren Hayesod-UIA.

Jews from 20 Countries Travel to Rural Hungary to Attend Camp Szarvas this Summer

Jews from 20 Countries Travel to Rural Hungary to Attend Camp Szarvas this Summer

This summer, 1,300 young Jews from 20 countries are traveling to rural Hungary to attend Camp Szarvas, an annual program that merges the fun of sleepaway camp with the celebration of Jewish peoplehood.

Join The Network for Cocktails and a Briefing

Join The Network for Cocktails and a Briefing

Join The Network, Federation’s under 40 division, and AIPAC’s Miami Club on Thursday evening, July 21 for cocktails and a fascinating briefing on how the Jewish and African America communities are working together to advocate for Israel.

Maccabi Games Take Place at the Jewish Community Centers in Miami

Maccabi Games Take Place at the Jewish Community Centers in Miami

With the Olympics only a few weeks away, international sports is on everyone’s minds, including those at the three Greater Miami Jewish Federation-funded Jewish community centers in Miami.

The Making Miracle Babies Fund Provides Interest-Free Loans in Miami-Dade County

The Making Miracle Babies Fund Provides Interest-Free Loans in Miami-Dade County

Miami’s own Michelle and Matan Ben-Aviv are featured this week in a Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) story about a program they created in partnership with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the Hebrew Free Loan Association (HFLA) of South Florida to lower the financial obstacles to accessing fertility treatments and having a child.

Birthright Bus of Miamians and Israeli Soldiers Makes Its Way Through Israel

Birthright Bus of Miamians and Israeli Soldiers Makes Its Way Through Israel

A full Birthright bus of Miamians and Israeli soldiers is making its way through Israel! So far the group has explored Tzfat, played soccer in Pardes Channa-Karkur, enjoyed Tel Aviv and even picked enough butternut squash with Project Leket, an initiative in southern Israel that promotes food rescue, to feed 600 people!

Fostering a Safe and Secure Jewish Community in Miami

Fostering a Safe and Secure Jewish Community in Miami

To help foster a safe and secure Jewish community environment in Miami-Dade County, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation has hired a Community Security Director. Brenda Moxley is a retired Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Miami Division, FBI.

Federation Selected 2016-17 Officers and Board of Directors During Annual Meeting

Federation Selected 2016-17 Officers and Board of Directors During Annual Meeting

Federation elected Amy N. Dean to serve as Chair of its Board of Directors, and Jeffrey Scheck to serve as Vice Chair and General Campaign Chair, effective July 1, 2016. Federation also selected a full slate of 2016-17 Officers and Board of Directors Members during its recent Annual Meeting, and honored outgoing Board Chair Robert G. Berrin.

B’nai Mitzvahs, Boureka Baking and Bimbas

B’nai Mitzvahs, Boureka Baking and Bimbas

B’nai Mitzvahs, Boureka baking and Bimbas: participants on the 2016 Summer Family Mission encountered all three over the past week traveling through Israel. Mission participants met with members of the Y-Team, a championship robotics group from Yerucham, Federation’s partnership city in the Negev.

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